Tag Archives: Spain
This photo comes from the Easter procession in Madrid, taken in 2005.
According to a traditional account, a small Visigoth church, stood on the site. In 784 Abd al-Rahman I ordered construction of the Great Mosque, which was considerably expanded by later Muslim rulers. Córdoba returned to Christian rule in 1236 during the Reconquista and the building was converted to a Catholic church. Much of the original design happily remains, […]
Continuing the challenge with day 2, the Basque city of Bilbao. Bilbao Situated in the North of Spain close to the border with France, Bilbao is like no other Spanish city I had ever visited. The language is totally different for a start and the people definitely see themselves as Basque first and Spanish second. […]
Those nice people from WordPress have just informed that my first post was published four years ago. That first post told the tale of my 1995 visit to the Chinese city of Guangzhou by boat from Hong Kong. 710 posts later I am still enthused and planning much more. Here are a selection of photos […]
Taken by Mrs Wilbur at Seville Flamenco Museum
Korinth (Corinth) The Corinth Canal in Greece is an incredible feat of engineering and was once an important navigational route which allowed ships to enter the Aegean Sea. Carved through the isthmus at sea level, the canal is 6.4 km long with a width of only 25 metres. Impossible for modern ships to go through, the […]
Such is the hot competition in Europe, my next five cities all make splendid destinations for short breaks. We really are spoiled for choice! 25 Vilnius Fairly low on my list, but still well worth a visit. Plenty of nice architecture on view and the usual mix of churches, [palaces, municipal buildings and cobbled streets. […]